Kataragama deviyo ( also called: Skanda Kumara, Kartikeya, Sinhala: කතරගම දෙවියෝ) is a guardian deity of Buddhasasana and of Sri Lanka. A major temple dedicated to God Kataragama is situated in the town of Kataragama, Sri Lanka. He is identified with Skanda of the Hindu tradition and as Murugan by the Tamils of Sri Lanka and India. There is an identical guardian deity of Buddhism, known as Skanda in the Chinese Mahayana Buddhism. Theosophists identify Kataragama deviyo as Sanat Kumara, the Lord or Regent of Earth and of humanity.
- Kataragama.org the Kataragama-Skanda website
- Bastin, Rohan (December 2002). The Domain of Constant Excess: Plural Worship at the Munnesvaram Temples in Sri Lanka. Berghahn Books. ISBN 1-57181-252-0.
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